Dec 31, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view during the Alumni Showdown between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the Winter Classic at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers New Year Links: Winter Classic, Best Team In Baseball, Top Moments, and Al Al’s Selfies


Top 10 Al Alburquerque Instagram photos of 2013Phil Coke‘s Brain – Bless You Boys

PCB breaks down the best photos from Al Alburquerque‘s personal Instagram account. He’s always smiling, always stylish, and sometimes shirtless.

Winter Classic perfect chance to cheer Detroit icon Mike Ilitch – Jon Paul Morosi – Fox Sports

Without Mike Ilitch, the Red Wings would not have won the Stanley Cup four times since 1997 while building the longest active streak of postseason appearances (22 years) in major North American professional sports. Without Mike Ilitch, the Tigers would not boast a large-market payroll while accounting for three MVPs, two Cy Young Awards and one World Series appearance in the past three years.

Top Michigan sports stories of 2013 – Gillian Van Stratt – MLive

No. 4: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland retires after eight seasons

He smoked, he ate, he cried, he managed. After eight seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland said goodbye to the game of baseball. He will be missed.

Retooled Tigers ranked best team in baseball – Detroit News

The Tigers said goodbye to Prince Fielder, Jhonny Peralta and Doug Fister.

No worries, they’re the best team in MLB, says EPSN baseball expert Buster Olney.

Olney put the Tigers at the top of his list of the 10 best in MLB, followed by the Dodgers and Cardinals.

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